Avios and Avios Plus

Barclaycard and Avios 

From everyday to getaway

Choose your Barclaycard Avios credit card

With a Barclaycard Avios credit card you can unlock exciting new travel experiences and enhance your holiday plans. 

Whichever card you choose, you’ll collect Avios with every £1 you spend on eligible purchases1. Avios is the reward currency of the British Airways Executive Club3. Avios can help you design your dream getaway by spending them on flights, cabin upgrades, hotel stays, car hire and more. 

With two cards to choose from, it’s even easier to get closer to the people and places that matter most with your everyday spending. You could even collect a welcome bonus to kick start your travel plans and a cabin upgrade voucher (T&Cs apply).

And if you don’t have a British Airways Executive Club account, we’ll set one up for you when you apply for your chosen Barclaycard Avios card. We’ll transfer the Avios you collect with us to that account. You can use the Barclays app5 to watch your rewards grow.

Barclaycard Avios

If you’re new to Barclaycard, you’ll collect 5,000 Avios if you spend £1,000 in your first three months. T&Cs apply PDF (315KB)

Collect 1 Avios for every £1 spent on eligible purchases, with no monthly fee. 

Spend £20,000 on the card within 12 months and you’ll receive a British Airways cabin upgrade voucher to use on an Avios Reward Flight booking. T&Cs apply PDF (315KB)

Get up to five months of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade for free with your new Barclaycard. Continues as paid subscription after trial. UK only, T&Cs apply

Representative example- most accepted customers get

Representative APR
23.9% (variable)
Purchase rate
23.9% p.a. (variable)
Based on a
£1,200
credit limit
Monthly fee
£0

The approval of your application depends on your financial circumstances and borrowing history, so do the terms you may be offered. The balance transfer period and interest rates, may differ from those shown.

Barclaycard Avios Plus

If you’re new to Barclaycard, you’ll collect 25,000 Avios if you spend £3,000 in your first three months. T&Cs apply PDF (315KB)

Collect 1.5 Avios for every £1 spent on eligible purchases, with £20 monthly fee. 

Spend £10,000 on the card within 12 months and you’ll receive a British Airways cabin upgrade voucher to use on an Avios Reward Flight booking. T&Cs apply PDF (315KB)

Get up to five months of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade for free with your new Barclaycard. Continues as paid subscription after trial. UK only, T&Cs apply

Representative example - most accepted customers get

Representative APR
72.4% (variable)
Purchase rate
23.9% p.a. (variable)
Based on a
£1,200
credit limit
Monthly fee
£20

The approval of your application depends on your financial circumstances and borrowing history, so do the terms you may be offered. The balance transfer period and interest rates, may differ from those shown.

Collect even more Avios with Premier Banking

If you open the Barclaycard Avios Plus for £20 a month and switch on Barclays Avios Rewards as a Premier customer for £12 a month, we’ll give you £5 back into your current account every month. T&Cs apply PDF (445KB). 

Explore Barclays Avios Rewards to see if you’re eligible.

Enjoy flights, hotels and more with Avios

Avios is the reward currency of the British Airways Executive Club3. You can spend your Avios for rewards such as flights, upgrades, hotel stays, car hire and more.

Adding together your Avios for everyday spending and your welcome bonus, you could collect 25,000 Avios if you spent £20,000 on the Barclaycard Avios card in your first year. You’d also receive a British Airways cabin upgrade voucher2 to use on an Avios Reward Flight booking*. 

You can spend your Avios on all kinds of travel experiences. Here are some examples of where your Avios could take you.

  • 18,500 Avios + £1 for an off peak, economy return flight for one passenger from London to Milan*
  • 23,500 Avios + £1 for an off peak, economy return flight for one passenger from London to Barcelona*
*Plus £1. Reward Flight Saver fares offers a fixed cash and Avios amount and are subject to availability. Other pricing options are available. All tangible examples accurate as of January 2022.With Avios, you can explore your favourite destinations on other ways too by spending your Avios on car hire or hotels. Find out more about Avios.

Important things you need to know

About collecting Avios and rewards

  1. You’ll collect Avios on new purchases, but not on balance transfers, money transfers and transactions that make up your cash balance. These include cash withdrawals, wire transfers and buying currency. You won’t collect Avios for any transactions that are later returned or refunded. You also need to keep to the terms and conditions of your account and stay within your credit limit. You can find out more about collecting and spending Avios PDF (315KB), including which purchases are eligible. 
  2. Cabin upgrade vouchers must be used on Avios reward flight bookings. Reward flights and cabin upgrades are subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges per person apply. You can read the additional terms and conditions that apply to using the cabin upgrade voucher
  3. When you apply for a Barclaycard Avios card, you can either link it to an existing British Airways Executive Club membership or we’ll set one up for you. Then we’ll transfer the Avios you collect with us to your British Airways Executive Club account each month. You can check your latest Avios balance in your Barclaycard or Barclays app. Take a look at the terms and conditions of the British Airways Executive Club and check the British Airways privacy policy before you apply. 
  4. Reward Flight Saver fares shown are subject to availability. Terms plus up to £9 for your taxes, fees and carrier charges per person apply. Other pricing options are available. Visit ba.com to learn how to use your Avios and for more information about Reward Flight Saver. All tangible examples accurate as of January 2022.
  5. You need to be 18 or over to access this product or service using the app.  T&C's apply.
  6. You can opt in to Barclays Avios Rewards if you’re a Premier Banking customer or have a personal Wealth current account with us – you’ll need to register for the Barclays app and have a British Airways Executive Club account too. There’s a £12 monthly fee and you have to opt out of Barclays Blue Rewards and go paperless for all your accounts and services with us. To access Barclays Avios Rewards in the Barclays app, you need to be over 18. You can join Premier Banking if you have an income of £75,000 or £100,000 held with us. T&Cs apply. 

FAQs

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Planning ahead

A trip abroad deserves a specific travel credit card. It could help you avoid charges on withdrawals and purchases, or you could earn airline reward points before you jet off.

Travel smart with your credit card

Our travel tips will help you understand the best ways to pay abroad.

More about Avios

Reward points you collect by spending with a specific airline or their partners, which you can exchange later for flights, airport transfers, hotel upgrades and more.

Spending abroad

For a simple and secure way to pay overseas, just take your Barclaycard along with you. Packed with features like fraud protection and emergency cash, it’s got you covered – wherever you wander.